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ART TEAM BUILDING – ANZBCTG Blasting cannons, paradigms and creating great art. Recently I had the pleasure of hosting an Art Team Building and Masterpiece workshop with an exceptional group of people. The Australian and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trails Group. mu legend zen online A team of men and women who each day dedicate their time to finding a cure for breast cancer. spyderco slysz bowie An honourable group and there I was standing before them with the job of making them incredibly uncomfortable… (and then very happy). I was facilitating as part of a larger conference they were attending in the iconic Fort Scratchley Historic Site on the head land of Nobby’s Beach, Newcastle. A beautiful location with 360 degree ocean views. They even offered their guest an option of firing an old cannon at lunch. How’s that for a mid day wake up! The had a great morning with Lincoln Amidy from Pinnacle Team Events to which they spoke very highly of. In this session they completed some disc profiling, which revealed that the vast majority of their strengths sat in the lower left hand quadrant of the brain (no surprises there, being a group of researchers and scientists). What I was about to do with them in the afternoon was catapult them into the top right quadrant. When I first addressed the group stating that we were going on a creative journey it was as if a little part of each of them died. An implosion of sorts. All good though as what progressed was a brilliant afternoon of transformation. Teams stood up revealing their works of art to the “Wows!” and the “I can’t believe that!” of their peers. A big thank you to everyone at the Australian New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group. nobis women’s tula It was an absolute joy to share the experience with...

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Our Latest Movie Making Adventure With HCF We had the fortune of hosting one of our Director in Me workshops with the staff of HCF on the beautiful grounds of The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hunter Valley. What a fantastic, dynamic and I must say, courageous bunch. After an initial few ice breakers and warm up activities sharing the art or story telling, film making and acting techniques they were off. Hilarous films that got the awards ceremony humming later that evening. I wish I could share them here but I guess they can be our little secret…. 🙂 Well done guys, we had a ball sharing the afternoon and evening with you all.   Creative Team Building Movie Making Creative Team Building Movie Making Creative Team Building Movie Making Creative Team Building Movie Making Creative Team Building Movie Making Creative Team Building Movie Making Creative Team Building Movie...

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THE NUMBER 1 THREAT TO YOUR POTENTIAL   In most situations progress and success are achieved by breaking through our comfort zones… This little critter is the reason why it’s so dam hard!” Of all the art inspired workshops and team building events we run by far my favourite is our Team Masterpiece event. It’s because of the profound shift and transformation that occurs in our participants. I get to watch the moment when someone’s mind pivots from a state of “I can’t do that!” to, “Wow, I did, and can’t believe it!”. Now within the workshop we use art to create this shift but the workshop is not necessarily about art. What do is illustrate that much of that which we believe we are incapable of, is actually very much within our reach… We simply use art as a means to get there. The reason I believe that this shift takes place so often in Art Masterpiece is that it’s an intense, at times uncomfortable creative journey. A journey that many of us have not been on since we where a child. I’ve written about this in one of my past entries, “The number one reason why your not creative!” (Yes, I do like to use a “Number one… “ title). Now before we guide participants too far down a line of progressively more and more challenging art activities, we illustrate a warning and that is…. BEWARE OF THE OGRE As we say in Team Masterpiece we all have an ogre! It’s a voice which talks to us, constantly in the background. A voice sometimes as silent as a whisper and other times as loud as thunder.  The ogre is that voice which talks to us whenever we go to do something out of our comfort zones. To do something challenging, something we believe we are not instinctively good at. It’s the voice that says, “Don’t you remember your no good at this!”,  “It’s not going to work out well!”, “I think your forgetting… You can’t draw!” We all have a version of this ogre. For me it pipes up when I e-mail or write something like this blog entry, because as long as I can remember I was told “Writing just isn’t your strong suit!”. This belief re-enforced by my peers in high school (all in bottom english) and now by my wife, who is so dam good at it (A High School english teacher… How’s that!). When I write my Ogre say’s, “You’re going to look like a dumb arse!” “You don’t even know which where to use where ???” …. “Maybe you should just do a...

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ART HEIST – An Amazing Race Team Building event with a difference A perfect day running around The Rocks with a great client. Earlier this month I had the fortune (and fun) to facilitate our Art Heist team building event with AMR throughout The Rocks Sydney. Art Heist is an Adventure Race style of event with a heavy artistic spin. Participants were informed that a series of art works by an internationally renowned artists has gone missing from one of Australia’s leading Art Galleries and their task was to ensure the exhibition will take place. They then had to navigate through The Rocks whilst carrying out a series of challenges. They re-created art works via drawing, sculpting, snapping photo’s, filming short skits and seeking advice from a number of wandering artists (professional actors) found along their journey. Here are a few of our top shots captured by the team members. Challenges included; “Take a photo of your sculpture in a situation or location they shouldn’t be in?” “Shoot a photo of your team participating in the latest fitness craze Hip Hop Yoga!”, “Design a Where’s Wally photo with all of your team members present and Inspired by the many stairs used by local office workers banging out a quick lunch time work out capture a photo entailed “Lazy Bastard!” We lucked out on the weather (beautiful, sunny about 22 degrees) and had a location to work with that would be hard to beat… Thanks AMR. It was a brilliant day and I must say your Where’s Wally photo’s where top notch!   Brad Visual Funk Lead Facilitator E: brad@visualfunk.com.au   Art Adventure Race Art Adventure outing Outdoor Adventure Heist AMR HipHop Yoga AMR ART HEIST Art Heist AMR...

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So what is the Visualfunk blog? Well its part blog, part newsletter and part something else. What it won’t be is BORING. The Visualfunk blog is a mix of: What’s happening in the wide world of creativity Interviews with inspirational people from all areas of the creative world: arts, advertising, music and sport and more Practical steps to develop ‘creative teams’ and unleash creativity in your organisation and life Applications of creativity and innovation in organisations Latest research on creativity and innovation from around the world Cool and quirky things to see and experience   Guest writers and contributors And plenty more! March 09 What’s cool and creative? Post your secrets This is a great concept that has been around for a while but has had press recently in Australia. It is an ongoing community arts project where where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard.  It is then scanned and posted on this website click here. It ponders some great questions around story telling, art, communication, emotion, self expression and creativity. The postcards are not vetted and as such there is an endless variety in what you see and read. Some may be confronting, some hilarious and some crazy. What is interesting is the effect it has on the reader/viewer. There are massive triggers on the imagination.  What are the stories behind these secrets? How long have they had that secret? Who are they? What is most telling is that it is really popular. There is a need for people to be able to express something about themselves in a creative way – and for the rest of us to have a sticky beak! Have a look and enjoy! In the press Aelita Andre – child artist There was a recent case of the works of a 2 year old’s work being accepted by a commercial art gallery as part of a group show. There have been various responses to this, depending on your views on Modern Art (I can hear my Father’s words in my ear now….) What we liked about this is the questions it poses about creativity. Pablo Picasso said that “Every child is an artist; the problem is how to remain an artist when he grows up”. This supports the theory (and that of Visualfunk) that we all have a massive amount of creativity as children. It’s a natural thing. As we get older, we learn NOT to be creative. Before he knew they were the works of a child, The Melbourne Age’s art critic, Robert Nelson’s first impression was "credible abstractions, maybe playing on Asian screens with their...

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